Old satirical video of moonwalking on Bengaluru roads shared as recent from J&K

A video of a man in a spacesuit moonwalking on road has gone viral on social media. In the video, a man is satirically showing the plight of roads and the negligence of the Municipality.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on  5 Sep 2022 5:58 AM GMT
Old satirical video of moonwalking on Bengaluru roads shared as recent from J&K

A video of a man in a spacesuit moonwalking on road has gone viral on social media.

In the video, a man is satirically showing the plight of roads and the negligence of the Municipality.

The condition of the road is so bad that the pothole looks like the surface of the moon.

"Congratulations to all Kashmiris, especially the administration of Jammu and Kashmir to achieve such an achievement of landing on the moon... all credit goes to the administration of Jammu and Kashmir," the caption said.

Fact Check

NewsMeter ran a reverse image search and found the same visuals were created and posted online on 2nd Sep 2019 by BaadalNanjundaswamy, an artist and activist based in Bengaluru. He also tagged the city's municipal authorities on his tweet to attract their attention to the distressful condition of the roads.

"ThrHellobbmp @[email protected]_MAYOR @bbm #thelatest #streetart #nammabengaluru #herohalli," reads the caption.

In the keyword search, we found that the video was viral in 2019. The artist received immense love and support from people from India and abroad on his humorous yet serious approach to the issue.

We found multiple tweets in which people were asking him to lend his spacesuit.



For further confirmation, we searched for a media report and found one dated 5th Sep 2019. This confirms that the video is from Bengaluru and not from Jammu and Kashmir.

Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:Moonwalking visuals are from Jammu and Kashmir.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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